Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur Player Ratings

Ritchie Slack
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Starting XI:

Alisson Becker: made a good stop against Son in the first half and positioned himself well to make the save for Liverpool. Could do nothing about the goal from Hojbjerg and had very little else to do in the game. Rating: 6.5/10

Trent Alexander-Arnold: struggled for form recently but found his range in the first half with some wonderful cross-field balls.

Made an immediate impact after the break with a thundering drive past Lloris to open up his account for the season. Provided a wonderful assist for Mane’s goal with a trademark cross and it looks as if the boy wonder is back! Rating: 9.5/10

Joel Matip: back from being ‘protected’ against Man United and looked strong in the first half against Son in particular. Had a tidy first half but was taken off due to another injury. Rating: 6.5/10

Jordan Henderson: another one back from injury and returned to the starting line-up out of position, playing at CB alongside Matip. Did his job excellently and looked composed at the back without having to do too much defending.

The captain leads the team so well and will be happy to lead his team back to winning ways again in the PL. Rating: 8/10

Andy Robertson: a fairly quiet first half by his standards but did his job defensively in the first half without fuss.

The second half looked to get on the ball much more, but it was his fellow full-back who provided the attacking threat tonight – a simple game for Robbo who has been one of/the best Liverpool player this season. Rating: 6.5/10

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James Milner: first start back after returning from injury and he looked steady and efficient as the box-to-box midfielder.

Quietly went about his business as usual with a cool head and didn’t stop running. Milner is such a solid and reliable player and rarely (if ever) lets the team down. Best free transfer in PL history. Rating: 8/10

Thiago Alcantara: looked to play more as an 8 than his usual role as CDM for Liverpool and looked the better for it. Thiago was booked in the first half and controlled the game in the centre of the park.

Sported the ‘Paul Ince’ look in the second half and played like the general too. Came off on 77 minutes after a quieter second half but you get the feeling the best is yet to come. Rating: 7.5/10

Gini Wijnaldum: seemed to take his turn playing as the 6 in the midfield and looked solid and composed. Did the cleaning up work well and never really looked under any pressure.

Goes under the radar usually and will no doubt do again today but he is an important technical cog in the Liverpool machine. Rating: 7.5/10

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Liverpool Attackers

Mo Salah: contributed to some smart link up play to unleash Mane in the first half and looked on his toes throughout the opening 45.

Unlucky to have his goal chalked off for a contentious handball in the build-up of his powerful finish. Rating 7/10

Roberto Firmino: very lively throughout the first half and dictated play in attack by coming deep to get the ball. Some great link-up play and created the spaces for Salah and Mane to expose in the first half.

Loves a goal against Spurs and gave the champions the lead on the stroke of half time. Had a great night and was replaced in the 87th minute. When Bobby is on song Liverpool’s attacking force are unstoppable. Rating: 8.5/10

Sadio Mane: missed a great chance early on which and was nearly punished at the other end by Son. Forced a couple of good saves from Lloris after some decent link up play with Salah and Firmino in the first half and looked dangerous.

Provided the assist for Bobby after a well-timed run and even better cross. Scored his deserved goal after being a threat all night and finished with a thumping effort into the roof of Lloris’ net to finish off the game. Rating: 9/10

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Liverpool Substitutes:

Nat Phillips: replaced Matip at half time and was booked after a clumsy tackle minutes later. Made a strong challenge on Dier who found himself storming into the penalty area and cleared his lines well. Won an important header vs Son at the end of the game. Rating: 6.5/10

Curtis Jones: Came on at 3-1 to replace Thiago but with 13 minutes to play couldn’t really do too much to influence a game which was already won by the Reds. Rating: 6.5/10

Divock Origi: came on with only a handful of minutes left in a game which was already won. Feels unfair to give him a rating. Rating: N/A.

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